Italy has just received confirmation of the protection of three more geographical appellations as Protected Designations of Origin. They are:
* Marrone di Caprese Michelangelo: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1237/2009 of 11 December 2009 (this chestnut is depicted on the right);
* Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1238/2009 of 11 December 2009 (the products so designated are fascinating little cherry tomatoes);
* Crudo di Cuneo: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1239/2009 of 15 December 2009, this being a cured ham product.